Most legal inquiries made to Legal Aid WA from lesbians, gay men, bi-sexual and transgender people involve dealing with their legal rights as members of the community or about relationship issues. The Legal Aid WA website has information about Being treated fairly, Sacked because you are lesbian or gay, Family, relationships and children and Reporting violence that may be helpful. For more information, contact the Legal Aid WA InfoLine on 1300 650 579.
Further legal and community services providing information for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people are listed below. These services are not Legal Aid WA services. Legal Aid WA expressly disclaims any liability and responsibility for the advice and information provided by non Legal Aid WA services and advises there may be other organisations able to provide you with advice and information that are not included on this website.
Gay and Lesbian Community Services provides information, counselling and support to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and their families. A telephone counselling and referral service is staffed daily from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. For more information, contact the Gay and Lesbian Community Services on (08) 9420 7201 or 1800 184 527.
Same Sex Domestic Abuse Group (SSDAG) provides an information and training program to government and community organisations about issue facing lesbians, gay men, bi-sexual and transgender people in the community with particular focus on safety planning in situations where family and domestic violence may occur. For more information, contact the Same Sex Domestic Abuse Group on 0414 585 575.
Family Planning Western Australia Sexual Health Services operates a statewide Sexual Health Helpline staffed by Advanced Practice Nurses who provide an information and referral service for mainstream, lesbians, gay men, bi-sexual and transgender people. For more information, contact the Sexual Health Helpline on (08) 9228 3693 or 1800 198 205.
Equal Opportunity Commission staff investigate and attempt to resolve complaints of discrimination in Western Australia. For information about reporting incidents of discrimination or lodging a complaint, contact the Equal Opportunity Commission on (08) 9216 3900.
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission staff investigate and attempt to resolve complaints of discrimination or breaches of human rights under Commonwealth law. For information about reporting incidents of discrimination or lodging a complaint, contact the Complaints Unit on (02) 9284 9888 or 1300 646 419.
Western Australia Police Service Community Diversity Unit staff are available to assist and provide support to lesbians, gay men, bi-sexual and transgender people when reporting incidents of family violence and sexual assault or when accessing mainstream police services. For more information, contact the Western Australia Police Service on 131 444 or contact the Western Australia Police Service Community Diversity Unit on (08) 9222 1576.
Important: The telephone numbers listed above for the Western Australia Police Service are not the telephone numbers to be used in an emergency or life threatening situation. If you have an emergency or life threatening situation, contact the Western Australia Police Service on 000.
Last reviewed: 13/09/2010